Hot on the heels of his 2022/23 treble-winning season with Manchester City, Ilkay Gündogan signed for Barcelona as a free agent this summer. The two-year deal is worth $9.9 million per season, helping bring the German midfielder to a $25 million net worth. Flushed with cash, you may wonder how Gündogan spends his millions — let's take a deeper look.
Note that Gundogan snubbed a two-year $38 million salary from a Saudi Arabia club to pursue his next challenge at Camp Nou, proof that the German is not all about the money.
Given that Gunogan is an ambassador for Mercedes-AMG, it's no surprise he owns a few of the German luxury automaker's rides.
His first Mercedes is the $40k CLA Class he bought upon signing for Manchester City in the summer of 2016. Interestingly, he became the first signing of Pep Guardiola's Man City reign. Of course, that experience bred five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and a Champions League for the two. Anyway, back to Gundogan's Benzez.
The 32-year-old also owns an $80,000 GLS Class Mercedes SUV, a testament to his refined taste in luxury vehicles. The GLS Class, renowned for its elegance and high performance, is a fitting choice for the accomplished midfielder.
Never to be outdone by other car-obsessed footballers, Gundogan also owns a $192,000 G-Class Jeep. Critics acclaim the sturdy off-road G-Wagen vehicle for its blend of luxury, performance, and rugged appeal.
While playing for the Sky Blues, Gundogan owned a posh apartment in Manchester City center. Gundogan chose the Beetham Tower apartment over a rustic suburban mansion to soak in the City, much like his former boss Pep Guardiola.
The Beetham Tower in Manchester is known for its luxurious amenities that cater to a high-end lifestyle, including high-spec apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows for stunning city views, modern, state-of-the-art kitchens and bathrooms, and open-plan living spaces.
The building also features a private gym for residents, 24-hour concierge service, and plenty of underground parking for Gundogan's Benzes.
Gundogan also has homes in his native Germany and his new home, Barcelona. It'll be interesting to see if he settles downtown like he did at City or in the Bellamar suburbs like the great Lionel Messi.
The midfield maestro also knows a thing or two about high fashion. He wore a $30,000 Rolex Daytona upon signing for City in 2016. And he wore a $52,000 18-Karat Rose Gold Chopard watch during his interview with global online retailer Mr Porter.
Ilkay Gündogan appears to have a knack for choosing idyllic vacation spots. He's seen traveling to the serene landscapes of southeastern France to the beautiful Aegean coasts of Turkey. The exquisite destinations provide him and his stunning wife, model/TV presenter Sara Benamira, ideal settings for much-needed rest and relaxation.
After getting married in May 2022 in Italy, the two spent their Honeymoon at the boutique cave hotels of Kapadokya Hâtırası. The captivating region of Cappadocia in Turkey is famous for its hot air balloon rides.